Podcast Episode 77: A New Way of Looking at Picky Eating

Podcast Episode 77: A New Way of Looking At Picky Eating

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 77 of The New Family Podcast where we explore the connection between food and family and a new way of looking at picky eating.

My guest on this episode is Caitlin Daniel, a Harvard PhD candidate in sociology. I had a chance to interview her for my Toronto Star column, Modern Family, recently. This was after Caitlin’s paper on the link between picky eating and low-income households was published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. But while she and I were talking about that research, which we touch on briefly here, I learned that Caitlin has a very interesting personal story of food and family and how the two are intertwined. She and I also talk about the vulnerability around allowing unknown foods into our bodies, how parents of picky eaters can benefit from a better understanding of these, and what it really takes to encourage kids to expand their palates.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Caitlin.

Caitlin’s website

Harvard Gazette piece on Caitlin’s research

My Toronto Star column on Caitlin’s research

Caitlin’s piece in the New York Times

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by